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have a great wednesday. good morning. it's 4:30. it's back to school for kids. it is taking a special start for students rocked by an explosion three weeks ago. >> passengers share their frightening account the moment a plane burst into flames on a sin city sun way. >> a live look outside on this accuweather alert day. another september scorcher as the kids head back to school. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. today is wednesday. we are halfway there on this september -- what is today, the
ninth day? wow. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> yes, well, it may be september 9th on the calendar but mother nature says it won't feel anything like what september 9th should feel like. yesterday it was smashing. we hit 97 degrees. the real feel 102. today 78 degrees. it's humid outside. it's 72 in carmel. 69 poughkeepsie. 77 norwalk and across long island 75 and 73 down the jersey shore. we will hit 92. it will feel like 91 to 95, 98 with the humidity tacked on. thunderstorms on the way for tomorrow. we will talk about that next in the accuweather seven-day forecast. heather, how were the kids at school. did they get the professorship. >> yes. college. fantastic. >> one day. >> fourth grade masters. let's go to the maps and
talk about mass transit. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit on or close to schedule. 7 trains suspended between time's square and queensboro plaza. you have the g trains suspended between hoist and church avenue. track work between union and 8th should be cleared way by 5:00 a.m. gowanus expressway inbound 92nd street we have a disabled vehicle. farther north the ramp northeast to the brooklyn bridge is closed down with overnight construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. nearly three weeks after a gas explosion rocked john f. kennedy high school in the bronx, students will return to class today. >> the august 20th blast caused heavy damage to the sixth floor of the school and left six injured. they were wondering if they would get things finished. this school year means a fresh start in more ways than one. good morning, kala.
>> reporter: good news for parents and students. the campus has been determined structurally sound and kids have the first day tf high school. what a difference after three weeks ago. this is the damage august 20th. you can see how intense the blast was. the windows of the sixth floor blown out. back in june work began to upgrade the science labs on the sixth floor. construction crews triggered the explosion injuring three workers. j.f.k. is made up of seven schools with 4,000 students. so, if this wasn't possible to start school here at the kennedy campus today, the students would have been moved to another campus. school officials told us earlier that they were determined to have this location at the kennedy campus open for the first day of school for the nearly 1300 high school students here. these doors will be open this
morning. students will file in at 8:45 for the first day of school. i can tell you what a difference just being here compared to three weeks ago. live in the bronx, kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. schools in clifton, new jersey, will be closing early due to the heat. teachers and students in clifton found themselves sweltering yesterday as temperatures soared into the 90s. bill said it felt like 102. the classrooms have no air- conditioning so the amount of learning that got done was >> it's really hot. i can't concentrate. >> it gets really hot there. after gym and everything. and when you go in the lynch room. >> reporter: a number of connecticut schools closed early due to the heat. norwalk says that won't happen today but others are undecided. an orange county school gets a special visit from the
archbishop of new york, timothy cardinal doll l.a. he will bless -- dolan. he will bless school. it was established for high risk boys in the poverty stricken city. for kids heading back to class, get educated on all things back to school. head to abc7ny then click on the back to school section. now to the terrifying runway inferno that happened in las vegas. dozens of passengers forced to use emergency slides or escape the flames tearing through a plane. more than two dozen people were treated for injuries after evacuating the jet. the faa says the plane's left engine caught fire sending thick black smoke and flames out of the side of the jet while passengers and crew members were rushing to escape. >> we were gaining speed to take off and a big thug.
i opened up the cover of my window and saw flames. >> flights were delayed into that airport for about two hours last night. the ntsb is on the scene. they are looking for evidence of what could have started the fire. the search is on for a man who tried to rob a deli in manhattan armed with a shotgun. detectives say this man went into the deli on the upper east side yesterday morning. he demanded money and cocked the gun several times. a store employee fearful of showing his face described the scary scene. >> he looked crazy. i think drugs -- i don't know. crazy guy. i don't know. >> well, the gun apparently jammed and the man took off empty handed. no one was hurt. a bike messenger faces man slatter charges after getting in a fight with an apartment building worker. it happened at 432 park avenue
to what could be the first grand slam in 27 years. serena advanced last night with sister venus. with serena winning 16. none may have had so much history riding on the outcome but both said it's still family first. >> once the match is over, the second it's done, we are sisters, roommates and we are all that. >> probably the most gratifying is that i'm still excited to see serena have an opportunity to win the four majors. >> serena takes on an italian in the semifinals tomorrow. thanksgiving dinner. [ laughter ]
>> a lot of love with those girls. >> absolutely. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> and that was a great match last night. i watched that. and ken's new friend jock could vac. >> jock -- jo could vick. >> clear skies on the humid side. it will be like yesterday. probably more in the way of humidity out there this morning. back to the west will be a potent cold front that will come to us tomorrow. today we are looking at humidity and 78 by 8:00. 82 to 85 by noontime. 87 jumping up to 91 this afternoon. it will feel like 95 to 98. there may be a thunderstorm inland today. thunderstorms tomorrow. cooler drier air for the end of the week and weekend. weather and traffic every seven
minutes. how is it going, heather. >> we will show you what it likes like if you are trying to go to the whitestone bridge. here it is. no major problems to report. however, as we head to the maps, i can tell you that the whitestone bridge has construction. throgs neck doing okay. queens midtown tunnel has construction. one lane open in both directions. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit trains on or close. subway status, 7 trains suspended between time's square and queensboro plaza. a trains track work between euclid avenue. g trains track work. l trains track work but that should be cleared way by 5:00 a.m. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. as students across the tri- state head book to class, we have been delighted to receive hundreds of students showing their first day of school best. a look at some of the photos we have received.
you can send us your pictures on instagram or facebook using the #abc 77 7 new york. >> do you remember your first day. >> a long time ago. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, rising up. the kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is now free and speaking out. from eye of the tiger to not seeing eye to eye, the new fight brewing for kim davis next. >> some fans of bon jovi will be living on a prayer when it comes to seeing the new jersey rocker in concert. what country is giving him a bad name coming up. >> ruckus and tension packed gathering in orange county as
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welcome back. a photographer and their subjects said they were doing nothing wrong when they were taking into -- taken into kiss. the women were posing topless. the police told the women it was inappropriate to be topless around little children. one woman hopes her toplessness will inspire others. >> we want to run on the sand like "baywatch" babe's. >> they were removed for being disorderly.
how dare you run on the beach. that is disorderly. >> little kids around, i guess. right? >> not a word. bill evans is joining us with the forecast. >> stop right there. >> here is what is going on this morning across midtown manhattan looking out to long island. we have a nice clear morning. it's humid. you will feel the humidity the moment you walk out the door. as we look from midtown south here, we are looking at a nice visibility past 1 world trade to staten island. current temperature 78 degrees. that is warm. overnight low should be about 64. humidity is up there in the moderate range. winds southwest at 3. yesterday's high 97. 76 the low. that smashed the old record of 93 set in 1919. normal low is 63. we are at 78 to start the day which is the normal high temperature. sunrise 6:30.
it will be pretty. sunset at 7:15 will be nice. another hot day with high humidity. storms possible inland away from the coast late today. tomorrow a potent cold front will bring locally heavy rainfall. friday is turning into a nice day and so is saturday. 77 brookhaven. 75 smithtown, babylon, smithtown and oyster bay. up to the north, 69 is warm for poe this time of the day and so is and dover and warren county, throughout sussex, warren county. winds are a little more southerly today and you can see we have a southwest wind running across long island sound and coastal connecticut. showers are back here in the great lakes sliding through eastern great lakes and through the ohio valley, that comes to us tomorrow. futurecast is showing a pop-up shower or two kind of away from the shore areas.
by the time we get to sunset, that dies out overnight. then tomorrow midday, the front starts to advance from the west. it's heavy in the afternoon. 4:00 5:00, 6:00 into the nighttime we have showers. some rain could cause flooding on streets and highways. after midnight that rolls out of the way. we are looking at 91. a hot day today. here comes the front with showers and thunderstorms. there will be this front that sets up with this low here off to the west. that could keep things unstable for sunday. we will talk about that. but the front will come through and that will knock out the humidity and make it cooler into the weekend. sun, hot and humid. real feel 95 to 98. thunderstorms away from the coastal sections. we are looking at 75 tonight. warm and humid, shower around. tomorrow a rainy day. showers earlier in the morning. flooding possible. temperature will be a hot one. it cools off fast. look how fast it cools off as we go into friday afternoon.
we are looking at about 81. 79 on saturday. clouds increase saturday late. sunday looks to be a mixture of sun and clouds and a shower possible sunday afternoon. if you are going to baby, going to the -- baseball, going to the u.s. open, may have a shower. >> watch out for the squirrels running around. >> it's true. >> or the guy catching -- the ball guy that caught that ball. that was a great shot. >> i think tonight -- last night during the djokovic men's it was boring. so they released a tiger during the break on the court. that was awesome. >> kick it up a little. >> woke the crowd up. >> big cat. all right, let's check in with heather. >> if you are waking up and want to take a subway, we have changes. it's track work that should be cleared by 5:00 a.m. 7 trains suspended between time's square and queensboro.
a trains between euclid and leaf for the. g trains between hoist and church and no l trains between union and 8th avenue. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit, path trains on or close. jackie robinson is closed northbound. kew gardens into metropolitan avenue overnight construction. whitestone has construction. throgs neck is doing okay. no major problems at all. no construction. minor delay. queens midtown-construction. only one tube open in both directions. going on to the gowanus expressway inbound at 92nd we have a disabled vehicle and the b.q.e. northeast that ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. brooklyn bridge is closed inbound until 6:00 a.m. we have street cleaning rules in effect for today.
ken, over to you. thanks to a judge's ruling, kim davis, the kentucky clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses for same sex couples was cheered when she got out of jail. it was lifted as long as she didn't stop deputies from issuing licenses to same-sex couples. mike huckabee stood alongside davis and her attorney calling her incredibly brave. >> she was willing to go to jail for what she believed. she has ignited something across this country where people are tired of tyranny of judicial action that takes people's freedoms away. >> meanwhile the use of the song eye of the tiger said he wouldn't have given davis toilet papers much less rights to the song. davis is not expected at work today. yale university scores the top spot for the best college
in the united states. the online site college factual.com analyzed several factors in order to determine the rankings. last year's number one school, the university of pennsylvania fell to number 2. north carolina's duke university, our own michelle charlesworth's alma mater ranks number 3. there are celebrations underway across the bond where queen elizabeth holds another title. the 89-year-old is the longest reigning monarch in brighton after 63 years and seven months on the throne. the record previously held by her great, great grandmother. queen elizabeth's coronation one year after taking the throne was one of the first major public events to be televised. >> she can rock a dress yet. she can. a shot through the heart
for jon bon jovi fans in china. the government canceling the first ever scheduled concerts in the country. a specific reason was not given for pulling the plug. some reports say it's because of the band's use of the image of a dalai lama as a backdrop five years ago. they are not found of that, the dalai lama still upsets the folks in china. coming up, the latest on the 2016 run for the white house as hillary clinton says those two little words she
you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill evans in the weather center. it's coming up on 4:5. here are the temperatures. 78 around manhattan. 75 jamaica queens. st. albans to j.f.k. around coney island to brighton beach 75 newark and elizabeth.
still a southwest wind out there. and the humidities are high. water temperature 76. southwest wind at the beach here around sandy hook, new jersey. taking the ferry from staten island this morning, a nice ride there and across the long island sound from bridgeport to port jefferson. looking at 91 this afternoon. the real feel 95 to 98. the last day of this stuff and our third heat wave. heather is looking at the commute. how is it going? >> a little delay across the verrazano bridge into brooklyn. we can go to our maps and show you that delay. it's just a slight delay as you come across the verrazano bridge up to the gowanus expressway inbound at 92nd a disabled vehicle. northbound b.q.e. eastbound the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down and the brooklyn bridge is closed into the city until 6:00 a.m. we have our street cleaning rules in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. residents in monroe, orange county are wondering what the future of their town looks like
after the town's board voted to annex land to a hasidic village. >> he will get 164 acres from the town of monroe after the heated vote. some monroe residents may haveched -- marched through the town urging the board to vote against it. with 164 acres handed over, nobody is happy. >> this whole thing only has to do with hate against a group of people. >> it's not about a clash of culture. it's not about a clash of religion. this is about a corrupt government. >> both sides say they plan to sue the board after last night's decision. for the 25th annual race for the cure, it's days away. earlier this year while most teens were gearing up for graduation, one pennsylvania teenager was preparing for the
battle of her life. she is 18 years old. britney beetle discovered a lump on her breast and weeks later they determined she had stage 4 breast cancer. it spread to her bones. on the morning of her graduation she had her first round of chemo and soon after began to she holds one inspiring mantra close to her heart. >> when a dock terror says something i don't want to hear. i say i got this. shake it off. if anything brings me down, i say i got this. >> she is lovely. in new york city, the race for a fire continues begins sunday, september 13th. if you didn't need a reason to join this, there it is. this morning. a big day for more than one million students across the five boroughs. hours from now they traveling through seas of oats and berries
it's 5:00 a.m. the quiet classrooms won't be empty for long. it will be a day filled with anxiety and thrills for more than one million students across new york city. it's the first day of school. >> butterflies, lori. >> while students dress for success, they need to dress for the heat. meteorologist bill evans has the back to school forecast. >> i should have used two accounts, one for personal and one for work related e-mails. that was a mistake. >> and in an abc news exclusive, hillary clinton
apologized for the first time about the e-mail controversy rocking her campaign. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it's wednesday, september 9th. hump day. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> to start the day, school and work and all that stuff, it's stuffy outside this morning. here is the current temperature as we start the 5:00 a.m. hour, a tech of 78 degrees. clear skies, southwest wind. that is warm. i don't remember mall overnight low is 63. we are at 73 long branch sayreville and wrightstown. 75 long island. it's warm out there this morning. we have a southwest wind. it will be stuffy by noontime. hot and 91 this afternoon. there might be a pop up thunderstorm inland. everybody gets a thunderstorm tomorrow. maybe flooding rain. we will talk about that. heather, do you remember the first grade teacher's name.
>> mrs. smith. >> that was easy. see. actually mine was mr. smith. let's go to the maps. we will talk about what is going on here through brooklyn. on the inbound gowanus at 92nd we have a disabled vehicle. we got word by the brooklyn battery tunnel a disabled tractor trailer. in addition to that, northbound side of the b.q.e. the eastbound ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down. brooklyn bridge is closed inbound until 6:00 a.m. jackie robinson parkway closed westbound kew gardens into metropolitan avenue and street cleaning rules are in effect. thank you. it's a big day for 1.4 million new york city students, the first day back to school. >> mayor de blasio is thrilled about a program close to his heart. universal pre-k. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is
live in staten island where the mayor will make an appearance later this morning. good morning, dray. >> good morning, ken and lori. first day of school, new uniforms, new hairdos and big smiles. we have been there. more than a million new york city school students will head back to school and mayor de blasio and the school chancellor will be here greeting parents and pre-k students. mayor de blasio has been very passionate about providing free all depree k schooling costing the city roughly $400 million a year. the universal preschool program was one of bill de blasio's promises. there are still slots left. the program can accommodate some 80,000 students. so, they are trying to reach out to parents and in some cases going door to door to get
more pre-k students signed up. pre-k teachers are ready and excited about a new school year. >> there is a joy and an energy in pre-k that i think is very unique. that's another goal for us, fostering enjoyment and enthusiasm for school that they carry into kindergarten and beyond. >> on a lighter note, yesterday the mayor's office released this video on you tube showing mayor de blasio playfully preparing a classroom for the new school year. he actually sharpened pencils, arranges chairs around the table and vacuums a rug inside the classroom. this is about getting ready for the big day. today the mayor fly fully and glee fully handing over the keys to a teacher. we are starting the new school year on a light note but the district and the chancellors are serious about the business of educating students and making sure teachers, staff and students remain safe this year.
live on staten island this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. as students head back to school across all five boroughs, drivers will want to watch their speed around the school zones and everywhere for that matter. 40 mobile speed cameras will be set up and activated today along with nearly 200 fixed cameras. radar will be tracking vehicle speeds a quarter mile in any direction. then they will snap pictures of speeders. still no comment from a new jersey bus company after the driver took a bunch of students on a joy ride the first day of school. the driver for first student bus company got confused over the route after picking up children in paramus. parents started calling police when their kids were more than an hour late. the bus was finally located at an intersection in teaneck. that's more than 20 children that ended up on board. we have much more back to school coverage at abc7ny. there you can see tips for kids
at parents as the school year begins. there are ticks on last minute back to school shopping that will not break the bank. lori. in the race for president, hillary clinton says for the first time that she is sorry about the e-mail controversy. it's an abc news exclusive. meanwhile, the leading republican candidates are trying to reach voters with a little humor. abc's bazi kanani joins us live from washington with the latest. good morning, bazi. >> reporter: good morning. hillary clinton says she should have done a better job of answering questions earlier about her use of private e-mail account while secretary of state. but she insists it was just a mistake. for the first time an apology from hillary clinton for using a private e-mail account for government business. >> that is a mistake. i'm sorry about that. i take responsibility. reporter: in an exclusive
interview with abc's david muir p clinton stressed there is no criminal investigation into her e-mail and wants to testify to congress about it. >> i did not send or receive any information that was marked classified at the time. >> reporter: the democratic front-runner facing possible competition from joe biden says he deserves to test the water and criticized donald trump for his showmanship. >> he won't tell you how he would do anything. >> reporter: then emotional moment for clinton talking about her late mother. >> she told me every day. you have to get up and fight for what you believe in no matter how hard it is. i will fight for recall the people like my mother who need somebody in their corner and they need a leader that cares about them again. >> reporter: on the republican side, a hum house exchange for jeb busch appearing on stephen colbert's debut. >> i have been using jeb since 1994. it connotes excitement. it connotes --
>> reporter: donald trump tries humor in his latest attack on bush on instagram. >> they have an hsa in some company, some don't. the norm ought to be-- >> jeb. >> reporter: now donald trump and hsk will be in d.c. -- hillary clinton will be in d.c. to speak about the iran deal. in washington, bazi kanani, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. stay with eyewitness news and abc news for updates on the race for president. "good morning america" picks up our coverage at 7:00 a.m. new this morning, the search is on for the suspects who broke into a bronx jewelry store through the building's roof. this man is one of the builders that cut a hole in the roof of the jewelry store on east fordham side. once inside the texts suspects took 1 -- the suspects took 140,000. new this morning, police
made an arrest -- lori, you take that. >> police made an arrest in a hit and run that killed a man in suffolk county over the weekend. investigators say say johnson is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a fatality. he is expected to face a judge this morning. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we look from midtown south and we are looking at a humid morning and a warm morning. it should be about 63 degrees. it's 78. it will be the kind of morning with a southwest winding southerly today. it picks up the moisture more so around. clear skies this morning. showers and thunderstorms with a front back to our west. that will be sliding eastward. that comes to us tomorrow.
today another hot and humid day. 80 by 11:00. 89 to 90 this afternoon. hitting a high of 91. the real feel 95 to 98. hooligan alert at the bus stop. they are back. it will be 78 at the bus stop this morning. a little warm, humid. watch out for the sassy one. >> oh, yes. >> she still has that pose. >> says oh, -- sassofrass. >> that would be me. let's go to a web up the inbound side, traveling on to the b.q.e. northbound side we will head to that map and show you we have a disabled tractor trailer on the northeast side then the northeast ramp to the brooklyn bridge remains closed down. brooklyn bridge is closed until 6:00 a.m.
that is for overnight construction. minor delays whitestone, throgs neck, queens midtown tunnel, no problems there. jackie robinson parkway closed westbound from kew gardens to metropolitan avenue. that construction is cleared away. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit path trains are doing fine. street cleaning rules are in effect today. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the special dedication today in new jersey as we prepare to mark 14 years since the 9/11 terror attacks. >> the countdown to pope francis's first visit to the united states is on. we will tell you how to get your hands on free tickets to
the world trade center find a home in new jersey. the tsa office at newark liberty airport is dedicating a piece of steel from the twin towers. the ceremony begins at 10:30. the tsa was created in response to the terror attacks. a chance 20,000 people will get tickets to see the pope when he visits philadelphia but they are going to have to act quickly. the free tickets for the pope's appearance at the closing festival of the world meeting of families will be available at 4:00 this afternoon. at 8:00 10,000 tickets for the pope's wednesday night mass will be up for grabs. tickets for both events will be available at the web site world meeting 2015.org slash tickets. eyewitness news is your go to source for information on the upcoming papal visit on the air and online. if you need information on tickets, public transportation, road closures and more, it's on our web site, abc7ny.com/pope.
can you see the guys with the long trench coats saying got your pope tickets, one ticket, two tickets. >> scald' percent. i wouldn't put it past them. i'm sure they will be out there. let's check in with bill. >> scalp percent, i wouldn't mess with the pope. >> lightning. >> he has a connection. >> here is what is going on this morning from midtown south we have a pretty morning. a little haze here in the distance to one world trade but all in all a pretty morning. nice start to the day. on the humid side. a southerly to south wind. humidity 76%. that is on the low end of high, moderate to high. west wind 6 and pressure falling. today the temperature may be cooler like 91. with the humidity, 95 to 98. yesterday 97 broke the old mark. the high was 93. 100 was the real feel yesterday.
we will be in the upper 90s today. we are starting out warm. north part to massapequa 73. normal overnight low should be 63 and 53 north and west. with the south to a west to a southwest wind that is pumping up the moisture. so, the timing of the cool air is such that tomorrow we get the front with the cooler air off to the west. then as we go into friday, this cooler air up in the great lakes comes in for friday and saturday. we will be dry with lower humidities. today clear skies, haze around with moisture then the front coming for tomorrow is back here from detroit to st. louis. you will see on the futurecast, it's showing a pop pup maybe later today and overnight tonight, mostly away from the coast. you see tomorrow afternoon right after school these thunderstorms start working their way across the area into tomorrow night. might be rainouts tomorrow night because of the long enough rainfall or certainly delays for sports tomorrow evening.
by 8:00 on friday, we really start to clear out and have a lot of sunshine. drier air, cooler air friday and saturday. we are about 7 inches short of rainfall for the year. so, we are looking at a few inches of rain possible in spots, maybe an inch in the park out of this and up to the catskill. 91 after school. sun, hot, humid. real feel 95 to 98. here comes the front. showers and thunderstorms start with maybe a pop up tonight. more of those developing for the afternoon tomorrow and the evening. so, i don't know, this might be the last 90-degree day for a while. 75 tonight. a pop-up shower or thunderstorm tomorrow. we are looking at some flooding possible in the afternoon and everything with these showers and thunderstorms and then friday and saturday a couple of great days and a shower is possible on sunday with a mixture of sun and clouds. >> el floodo i think is the
term. >> it won't be that much. >> he did say-- >> so bilingual. >> i want to make sure that all bases are covered. >> this is not like el nino. no apologize on my end. we -- apologies on my end. no problems using long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit. subways are okay. good shape there. northeast on the b.q.e. getting into the brooklyn battery tunnel disabled tractor trailer. farther northeast the ramp to the brooklyn bridge remains closed down. brooklyn bridge is closed until 6:00 a.m. for the overnight construction. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," a huge shake up at united airlines. justice department investigation in our area that
introducing the one-and-only volkswagen golf sportwagen. the sportier utility vehicle. welcome back. the ceo of united airlines has quit putting the port authority of new york and new jersey in the national spotlight yet again. you need airlines said the chief executive and two vice presidents are out in connection with the justice department investigation of the port authority and the airline. united now accused of improperly trying to influence port authority officials who controlled newark airport. that is a big united hub.
you remember that used to be continental. the investigations are ongoing and the company continues to cooperate with the government. >> oh, boy. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> all right. good morning, everybody. our producer carmen from tyler, texas says i have a tight 30. here we go. we have a temperature that will be around 77 to start your day. it's hot, sunny, 91. real feel will be about 98. so, you see, it's warm to start already. 75 newark. 77 laguardia. it should be 63 degrees right here right now this hour of the day but it's not. it will be a hot day. about 91 later on. heather is looking at the commute. >> i have a tight 30. let's go to the maps and talk about mass transit times. long island railroad metro north new jersey transit on or close. same with the path trains. on to the connecticut turnpike northbound exit 9 up to 13 they
are doing ongoing paving. hopefully they will get that cleared away shortly. minor delays george washington bridge, lincoln and holland tunnels. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead, chipotle restaurants are hiring across the country. when you can show up to apply. >> making it easier for you to avoid the grocery aisle. th welcome to fort green sheets. welcome to castle bravestorm. it's full of cool stuff, like my second in command... and my trusty bow. and free of stuff i don't like. and in my castle we only eat chex cereal. chex cereal. it's full of delicious crunchability. no artificial flavors, and it's gluten-free. and that's something even my brother ... sister can understand. mom, brian threw a ball in the house!
y on the money, asian stocks are on the up and up. >> nikkei surged closing up nearly 8%. hong kong hang seng index gained 4%. on wall street, stock futures are pointing to another high on this morning coming off yesterday's big games. >> candace gibson and reena ninan have the business headlines. >> good morning. topping america's money, a post labor day rally. >> the dow jones had the second best day of the year up 390 points. the nasdaq rose 128 57d s&p had the -- and s&p had the best day
of the year. macy's will close 30 to 40 stores next year. >> it's not known how many jobs will be affected or which locations are on the chopping block. macy's will have over stores across the country. google is about to start testing a delivery service for fresh food and groceries. >> it will begin in san francisco and other cities. the challenge of amazon fresh and smaller services. an expansion of google express which already delivers merchandise. >> i wonder where you get the coupons. >> probably online. >> that's america's money. happening today, chipotle restaurants across the country are set to open three hours early to begin hiring 4,000 new workers. all locations will open at 8:00 a.m. most of the workers will be employed at current chipotle locations. the chain plans to open 200 new restaurants this year and needs to beach up the workforce. >> an eye opening return to store shelves around the
country. surge soda is back. it disappeared about a decade ago. coca-cola brought back the citrus flavored soft drink last year. it is being sold in most states east of the mississippi but not new york. in the next half hour, hundreds of students will return to a bronx high school for the first day of class even after an explosion there just weeks ago. we are live with the quick repairs to make that happen. >> it's an accuweather alert day with an official heat wave. i thought activia was for big digestive issues. until i realized our body handles a lot. 1,100 meals a year... 730 rushed snacks... add 300 stressful decisions... no wonder our digestive system sometimes acts up. so try the activia challenge!
to class at john f. kennedy high school weeks after an explosion. >> the school district in new jersey shutting doors early due to the extreme heat. >> how hot will it get today. we have all the answers in the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> good morning. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. it's wednesday, september 9th. bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> here we go. we start the day with what will be humidity. we will have a beautiful sunrise at 6:30. 77 degrees right now. 77 around murray hill to ridgewood to whitestone queens and 75 around cambria heights, sunset park. these numbers are warm, off the chart. it should be about 63 in the five boroughs to 53 around monticello. we are running 10 to 1514 warmer than normal -- 14 warmer than normal. yesterday was a smashing 97. it will feel like 95 to 98.
heather did you take a school bag to lunch or did you eat the school lunch food. >> i believe i did a little of both. how about you. >> i had the lunchroom food. it was a tough school. >> sounds like it. >> i accidentally swallowed a hairnet. >> that is so gross. let's go to a webcam. on the fdr, gross here traveling out the door on to the fdr. this is near 79th street. you can see in the left lane on the southbound side we have police activity. i imagine that is a disabled vehicle and i will be back in a couple of minutes to tell you about that. let's go to the maps and tell you that we have no major problems to report taking the thruway southbound. new york state thruway northbound north of exit 15 an accident off on the shoulder. it shouldn't impact traffic too much. connecticut turnpike north exit 9 to 13 ongoing paving work there. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit on or close to schedule. taking jackie robinson parkway,
it's closed westbound kew gardens interchange to metropolitan avenue with ongoing construction. it should be cleared away shortly. not causing too much of a delay at this point. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you. as promised, the bronx high school rocked by an explosion a few weeks ago will be open for the first day of school today. >> the august 20th blast caused heavy damage as you saw there to john f. kennedy high school but now the department of education says the building is structurally sound. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live at the school. kala. >> reporter: lori, good morning, structurally sound is the key word as kids get ready to go back to the first day of school at the kennedy campus. the school is fixed up. this is a major change after the explosion three weeks ago. take a look at the damage. you can see how intense the blast was back on august 20th. the windows of the sixth floor blown out from the gas fueled
explosion in the science lab there. it propelled bricks and shattered glass to the ground below. in june work began to upgrade the science labs. construction crews triggered the explosion injuring three workers. j.f.k. is made up of seven schools with 3,000 students. the students could have been shut lettered to -- shuttled to other campuses but they were determined to have it open so the nearly 1300 high school students here. the doors will open around 8:30. you can't see damage out here. the word the parents need to here, it's structurally sound. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. as students head back to school on this accuweather alert day, there is some concern about the temperature in the classrooms. the department of education tells eyewitness news that it's ready to deal with the heat
saying in a statement, 95% of school buildings have air- conditioning in instructional space. principals will work with d.o.e. and school staff to keep the rooms cool and insure that water is always available. in the heat wave, it means that schools in clifton, new jersey, will be closing early. teachers and students found themselves sweltering. classrooms had no air- conditioning so the amount of learning that got done was minimal. >> the teacher has been moving us a lot because it's hot and i can't concentrate. >> it gets hot there. like after gym and everything. when you go in the classroom there isn't ac or the lunchroom. >> a number of schools in connecticut closed early due to the heat. norwalk says that will not happen today but other schools are undecided. in orange county, school
gets a special visit today from archbishop of new york, timothy cardinal dolan. he will bless the san miguel academy of newburgh. it's the school's 10th anniversary. the faith-based nontuition school was established for high risk boys in the poverty stricken city. as students head back to class, we received hundreds of photos showing the first day of school best. you can send us your pictures on instagram or facebook using the #abc7ny. you may see your family on air. now to the terrifying runway inferno in las vegas. dozens of passengers were forced to use emergency slides to escape flames tearing through a flame. more than two dozen got treated after evacuating the british airways jet.
the faa says the plane's left engine caught fire. >> we were just gaining speed to take off and a big thug. i opened up the cover of my window and saw flames on the engine. >> flights were delayed in to the airport for about two hours last night. ntsb is on the scene looking for evidence of what started the fire. state officials are working to revoke the license of a suffolk county day care center where two employees were accused of child abuse. side by side day care in southampton can continue to operate the next month under enhanced monitoring by the state. this comes after two workers were arrested and accused of force feeding children and slamming them on to the floor. children and family services officials say the day care failed to correct violations cited last month including several relating to the punishment of children. police in south carolina
say the man that he shot had drugs in his system. he had cocaine and alcohol in is when system when he was killed by north charleston police officer michael slager. his attorney said that scott took slager's take taser after running from a traffic stop and pointed it at an officer. slager has been in jail since three days after the deadly shooting. city officials will decide whether new york restaurants make a groundbreaking menu change. the board of health will vote on whether new york becomes the first city to require chain restaurants to add a salt warning symbol to menus. the black and white salt shaker would go next to the item with more than the recommended daily sodium limit, 2300 milligrams. restaurant owners say the increase in warnings on menus could just cause confusion for dieters. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast.
>> let's take a look outside. here is one world trade in the distance. in the near, that is the empire state building. we have haze wrapped around both this morning. pardon me. i had a boiled egg and it is stuck in my throat. here is what is going on this morning. temperature 71 degrees. we will look at temperatures today that will drive into the low 90s quickly. this front to the west is there in cleveland down to west of cincinnati to st. louis. it gets here tomorrow. so, we are looking at 80 as the temperature by midday. by the time we get to lunch time, 85. 90 by 3:00. 91 this afternoon. it will feel like 95 to 98. kiddos, wear the comfy close. 91, real feel 98. after school sports drink lots of water. take frequent breaks. you will need the sunscreen, sun breaks. hot and humid.
>> that totally makes sense. get yourself some water. >> [coughing] let's go to a webcam. on the fdr drive, i was showing you this a couple of minutes ago. disabled vehicle southbound side fdr. left lane is closed off. those delays are starting to build up. we are looking at our maps and we can tell you that if you are traveling on to the b.q.e., northbound eastbound into the brooklyn battery tunnel, disabled tractor trailer. farther east the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed down with overnight roadwork. brooklyn bridge is closed inbound until 6:00 a.m. with construction. no major problems with path traps. subways are doing fine. if you want to cross the hudson river crossings, minor delays at the george washington bridge, lincoln and holland tunnels. that's good news. new york state thruway northbound right near exit 15, this is an accident off on the shoulder not causing major delays.
the connecticut turnpike, they are doing repaving northbound from exits 9 up to 13. you may find a delay up through that spot. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," as thousands of high school students head back to class today, we have new information on their next destination, college. the top-ranked university next. >> great britain celebrates the
last year's school university of pennsylvania plummeted way down to number 2. north carolina's duke university came in third. a record day in the uk where celebrations are underway for the queen. queen elizabeth is the longest reigning monarch in british history after reaching more than 63 years and seven months on the throne. the record previously held by her great, great grandmother, queen victoria. there will be tributes to the house of commons and a salute to her major guess city. >> himself a subject from wales joins us now. >> that is correct. i always wanted to be a prince and a weatherman. >> and you are a princely weatherman. >> so i could be reigning. a morning with a little haze around. you will notice that this morning. let's take a look from the beach at asbury park, the convention center.
you can see down to point pleasant. it's a morning of clear skies. 77 degrees. humidity 76%. winds out of at 6. been kind of a south to southwest to west wind at times. the humidity is up there this morning. you will notice that walking out the door this morning and the pressure is at 30, mark of a fair-weather day. a hot and humid one again today. normal high is 78. we are starting out right at that today. the day will be a hot one once again. probably the last 90-degree day we see for a while. it will end the third heat wave of the summer. big cold front brings rain possibly flooding. front goes out friday giving us a nice friday and saturday. 75 meadowlands. 73 up to tenafly, white plains, rockland county. these numbers are 10, 15 degrees warmer than normal for this hour of the day. we have a west to a southwest wind across the area. clear skies except for the haze
all the way back to this front. that's the front that has cooler drier air behind it. that will push through the area as we go through tomorrow everything, tomorrow night. you see this afternoon, like a shower or thunderstorm that pops up then one overnight but it's mostly tomorrow. tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening this could rain out stuff tomorrow evening and into tomorrow night. then the front leaves. by the time we get to the morning show tomorrow on friday, the sunshine comes out. nice day friday and saturday. heat index easily 94 to 97. that will be a hot afternoon. then as we start to see tomorrow there is hardly a heat index at all. we start to cool down. zuniga, hot, humid. thunderstorms could be north and west of the city above i-80 in jersey, 287 hudson river valley. tonight a scattered shower and storm is around. i don't think it rains out anything. tomorrow is the rainy day with showers and storms. some heavy. the flooding is possible.
notice the temperature drops to our normal high of 78. friday is a nice afternoon. less humid, tastes great, all that good stuff. saturday looks good. clouds late in the saturday and sunday. next week temperatures are more in line with being normal for this time of the year. >> do we want normal? >> occasionally. >> okay. it's overrated. >> over to heather. this is nor normal. let's look at the fdr. as we look at the southbound side of the fdr near 79th street, that is a disabled vehicle blocking the left lane. you can see the backups happening here. they start around the 90s. that will take you all the way down into the 70s. so, we will go to the map and pinpoint exactly where this is. fdr south at 79th street, closed down. long island railroad, metro north p new jersey transit
trains on or close to schedule. b.q.e. northeast at the brooklyn battery tunnel disabled tractor trailer. farther north and east the brooklyn bridge is closed down. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, a lot of tension on display in orange county where the vote to turn over huge chunks of controversial land to an ultra orthodox jewish >> a homeless man no longer
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of the town looks like after the board voted to annex land to a hasidic village. they will get 164 acres from monroe after last night's heated vote. monroe residents marched through the town ahead of the meeting urging the board to vote against the 507 acres of land requested by the ultra orthodox village. with 164 acres handed over, neither side is happy. >> this whole discussion, this whole thing is definitely only has to do with hate against a group of people. >> it's not about a clash of culture. it's not about a clash of religion. this is about a corrupt government. >> both sides say they plan to sue after the decision. the next story is what is coming together as a community is all about. this time it's a social media community making a difference. a homeless man in lyndon, new jersey, will soon reunited with
his family thanks in part to a support group on facebook. clinton kelly is heading to north carolina with his daughter and grandchildren. april stoelk would often give kelly food. one day she opened up her home and the city began to pitch in as well. >> something i had to do. and i was going to reach out to anyone and anyone that would listen. >> this is one of the many things that many of the men and women not only here in the lyndon police department do but police officers all over the united states do on a daily basis that go unnoticed. >> she found help through the group called hope. with support, clinton kelly began the process of putting his life back together. >> nice story. >> how special is that. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," the sibling show down at the u.s. open. the williams sister face off again. how one of them is trying to make history. >> the heat and humidity make it an occur weather alert day on this the first day of
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an accuweather alert day for the heat and humidity. it will be oppressive. about five minutes before 6:00. 88 by noontime. 91 this afternoon. it will feel like 95 to 98 as you see the heat index will be way up there except for the south facing shore of long island. cooler and better tomorrow. after school, kiddos, drink a lot of water. after school practice, football practice, field hockey, all that stuff, it will be hot and humid. tomorrow we have thunderstorms across the area that could be heavy with flooding late in the day. heather is looking at the commute. what do you have going on. >> we have a couple of delays.
let's go to the webcam and show you the fdr first. southbound side moving away from us or barely moving. to 79th street. we have a disabled vehicle blocking the left lane. delays back to the 90s. letter check out the inbound side of the gowanus/b.q.e. up to the prospect. northbound side of the b.q.e. eastbound getting into the brooklyn battery tunnel a disabled tractor trailer. that was the delay i was somehow you. the ramp to the brooklyn bridge is closed and brooklyn bridge is closed inbound until 6:00 a.m. that is a couple more minutes before they reopen that. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. serena williams continues toward what could be tennis's first grand slam in 27 years after a family face off in queens. serena advanced last night with a three-set win over older sister venus.
the sisters met 27 times with serena winning 16 of those times. so much history riding on the outcome. both said it's family first. >> once the match is over, the second it's done, we are sisters, we are roommates and we are all that. >> probably the most gratifying is that i'm still very excited to see serena have an opportunity to win the four majors. >> you go. >> serena takes on roberto in the semifinals tomorrow. the dog days of summer ended a few weeks ago. did they? at this pool in bristol, tennessee, the doggy swim. from now owners can pay $3 to take their dog for a dip. people are allowed to also jump in with them. there is a limit of two dogs per american.
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